What's New in Saratoga
Get ready for a fantastic summer weekend in Saratoga! From events at the Race Course to exciting concerts at both Spa State Park and SPAC, there's something for everyone.

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#1 New York Times best-selling author Jennifer Weiner is renowned for her contributions to the popular chick lit genre. However, her upcoming book, titled Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing (October 2016), is her first official move into nonfiction. Soon after its release this year, Weiner will participate in an on-stage interview and Q&A session in Saratoga Springs on October 16!

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Photo Courtesy of Northshire Bookstore: Jennifer Weiner author photo © Maarten de Boer
Due to recent shortages of blood supplies across the country, the Saratoga Casino Hotel is teaming up with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive on Monday, July 25th. Read on to find out how your donation will help those in need, and how Saratoga Casino Hotel will thank those who contribute.

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Track season is finally here - enjoy a hat contest, craft beer and food samples, a Bets Lounge, a Bets Squad, new amenities, giveaways, and of course the exciting racing, all happening this weekend at the Saratoga Race Track.

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For the eighth year, some of the country's top standardbred horses will converge on Saratoga Casino Hotel to compete in the Joe Gerrity Jr. Memorial Free for All (FFA) Pace. What puts this year's pace apart from previous years, though, is just how much talent there is in the field.

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Editor's Note (07/21/2016): The list of top events this weekend in Saratoga has been updated to include the Joe Gerrity Jr. Memorial Pace on July 23.

Looking for things to do this weekend? Check out these top ten events happening in and around Saratoga - including the Race Course's Opening Day!

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With the 2016 summer racing meet at Saratoga Race Course just two days away, thoroughbred fans are preparing to make the yearly pilgrimage to Spa City. To help connect the historic racetrack with downtown Saratoga Springs and all those who enjoy one or both of these destinations, At The Post Live returns to the air waves for a fifth season starting tomorrow!

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In celebration of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center's (SPAC) 50th Anniversary, acclaimed composer Michael Torke was commissioned by the venue, the Wait Family, and The Adirondack Trust Company to create an original orchestral piece. On Sunday, July 31, Torke will give a talk at Spa State Park's Victoria Pool Complex about the inspiration behind his new composition, "Unconquered," in preparation for its world premiere.

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(Photo: ©2016 SaratogaPhotographer.com)

A ribbon cutting ceremony, parade, and performance along with a major donation have just been announced for the Saratoga County Fair.

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Axe Women Loggers of Maine, photo provided  
The community booth lineup has been announced by NYRA for the 2016 Saratoga Race Track season, with more than 40 area nonprofits and school organizations participating. 

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